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Editor's Update for 4 pm ET: SpaceX has delayed the planned launch today to no earlier than Friday April 18 due to a helium leak on the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket. Full Story: SpaceX Delays Dragon Cargo Ship Launch Due to Rocket Helium Leak
You can watch the launch live in the window below:
SpaceX is slated to launch an umanned Dragon cargo ship to the International Space Station at 4:58 p.m. EDT (2058 GMT) to deliver nearly 5,000 lbs. of supplies to the orbiting lab's crew. However, the failure of a backup computer on Friday (April 11) responsible for space station's robotic Mobile Transporter, a railcar that moves the station's robotic arm, has forced NASA to draw plans for an unplanned spacewalk to make repairs. NASA is weighing the need for the spacewalk against a possible delay for SpaceX.
SpaceX will host its own webcast of Monday's launch beginning at 4 p.m. EDT (2000 GMT). You can watch the webcast stream live here:
The Dragon mission, which has been delayed since March due to an unrelated ground radar issue, is SpaceX's third cargo delivery flight for NASA under a $1.6 billion contract. SpaceX will fly 12 missions in all. If SpaceX does not launch on Monday, the company does have a backup launch day of April 18, if needed.
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NASA TV is available in continental North America, Alaska and Hawaii on AMC-18C. A Digital Video Broadcast (DVB) compliant Integrated Receiver Decoder (IRD) is needed for reception. Below are parameters for each channel:
Uplink provider = AMC 18 C
Transponder = 3C
105 degrees W
Downlink Frequency: 3760 MHz
Downlink Polarity: Vertical
Transmission Format = DVB-S, 4:2:0
FEC = ¾
Data Rate = 38.80 Mbps
Symbol Rate = 28.0681